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People (May 01, 2008)

Navistar Canada has announced that Karen Thomas has accepted the position of regional parts manager for Canada. Thomas brings 35 years of extensive heavy truck parts industry experience. Her career ha...


Navistar Canada has announced that Karen Thomas has accepted the position of regional parts manager for Canada. Thomas brings 35 years of extensive heavy truck parts industry experience. Her career has progressed through key positions including: dealer parts manager; parts sales manager; and parts marketing and pricing manager. In her new role, Thomas will be responsible for leading the parts sales team, supporting national account sales in Canada and managing all parts sales and marketing initiatives, the company says. She can be reached at 905-332-2531.

Richard Budzyn has been named account manager with PeopleNet serving Quebec and the Maritimes.

“We welcome Richard to the PeopleNet family. His broad experience and comprehensive knowledge of trucking and of our integrated mobile communications and on-board computing solutions will greatly benefit PeopleNet customers – current and future,” PeopleNet Canada president Jamie Williams said.

Budzyn was previously employed by Shaw Tracking and prior to that he worked for several major truckload and LTL carriers. He will serve Eastern Canadian customers in both French and English and can be reached at 506-854-1330.

• Navistar Parts has announced Joe Kory will be joining the company as vice-president of global distribution operations. Kory joins Navistar Parts from Paccar Parts where he served as general operations manager, responsible for all Paccar Parts operations in North America.

“Joe will help our team further improve customer service,” said Phyllis Cochran, senior vice-president and general manager, Navistar Parts. “With more than a dozen facilities globally, our distribution network is one of our key competitive advantages. Joe will work closely with our team to improve operational efficiency and effectively manage inventory.”


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